I got the dress at AGPC. They didn't put any effort into cutting the bodice, so some look nicer than others depending on where the pattern in the fabric fell. I would recommend picking this out in person if at all possible.
I wasn't sure about this outfit when I took it out of the box but there's a LOT of really nice detailing here. I definitely think this is an A outfit. The flowers look so nice. I also really like that it's easy to shape the skirt and give it a lot of body.
I do have a slight beef with the shoes because even though the detailing is pretty, it's a little hard to tell that the embroidery is supposed to be flowers. I think they could have used a bolder design.
Fakest fake fur ever. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It is very heavy and not that nice to the touch, but thankfully, my dolls don't care about that. The flower looks slightly less huge and offensive in person (as compared to AG's official pics).
This is the type of outfit which I felt at first that I need to get just because I need a Holiday dress. But once I put it on the doll, I couldn't take my eyes off it. It's really pretty, very detailed and nicely done. If I have twins, I'd definitely buy it again. A+ from me.
The shrug is hard to put on, as it is a tight fit. But here's Elizabeth to demonstrate the best way (at least for me) to put it on:
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Post by groveportdoll on Nov 19, 2009 13:14:17 GMT -5
Last night I tried this party dress on my PM Samantha. The dress fit perfectly and is very pretty but could not get the shoes on her....this is the second time I have had trouble with the new JLY shoes not fitting PM dolls.
Finally tried them on Chrissa and with the help of a knitting needle used as a shoe horn I got them on Chrissa's feet. Then I tried on Sam's again using the knitting needle technique and just barely got them on. The right shoe was an 1/8" shorter than the left shoe and the left shoe just fit--doll's little toes right to end of shoe.
A child could never get these shoes on by themselves.
I do love this outfit. It has incredible detailing and provides a sophisticated look that certain 10 year olds of my acquaintance crave.
I've not had any problems with fit in terms of getting things on the doll, but I will say that the shrug is not cut very generously and in fact makes the doll's arms stick out at her sides. It's kind of like Ralphie's snowsuit in A Christmas Story...but I'm pretty sure that was an unintentional homage on AG's part.
A- for odd shruggy fit (as can be seen below; I didn't pose her arms that way).
ETA: I also think this outfit, for the price, could have done with a simple choker necklace to finish it off.